Louisiana Big Buck Contest to Give Away Yamaha ATV

Every Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest participant will be in drawing for free Grizzly 350 four-wheeler.

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That buck you killed this season could be your ticket to a free Yamaha 350 Grizzly, if you enter it into the Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest.
Andy Crawford
That buck you killed this season could be your ticket to a free Yamaha 350 Grizzly, if you enter it into the Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest.
Whatís better than a new four-wheeler? A new FREE four-wheeler.

And thatís exactly whatís up for grabs as part of the Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest to be held March 15-16 in Gonzales.

The contest, which is free to enter, will be held in conjunction with the Louisiana Sportsman Show at the Lamar-Dixon Center on March 14-17.

And every buck that is entered will represent a chance to win a brand-new Yamaha Grizzly 350 ATV in a random drawing.

And it doesnít require a state-record buck to win: Last yearís winner proved that.

Denham Springsí Ron Holden walk ó well, drove ó away with a Yamaha four-wheeler simply because he swallowed his pride and entered a little 5-point rack into the contest.

ďI almost didnít bring my rack in,Ē Holden admitted. ďI was kind of embarrassed.Ē

But he wasnít so embarrassed when he hammed it up for the camera after his name was pulled as the winner.

So donít forget to make arrangements to pick up your racks (even if they havenít been mounted yet) from your taxidermist.

The contest is open to all deer that were killed during the 2012-13 hunting season, as well as those killed in the 2011-12 season that havenít been previously scored.

Entrants will be admitted free, and will receive a ticket for free entry to pick their deer up on March 17 (deer must be displayed at the show until 2 p.m. on March 17 to be eligible for awards or the random drawing).

All deer will be scored by certified Boone & Crockett Club and Pope & Young Club scorers. Those deer racks that have completed the mandatory 60-day drying period will receive official scores.

Deer can be entered in eight categories:
• Best Louisiana Gun
• Best Louisiana Bow
• Best Mississippi Gun
• Best Mississippi Bow
• Best Out-of-State Gun
• Best Out-of-State Bow
• Youth
• Muzzleloader or crossbow

Evaluation of non-typical and typical bucks in each category will be based upon comparisons to the B&C or P&Y minimum scores required for enrollment in these organizations' record books, with the winner being awarded custom-made plaques.

Take, for instance, a non-typical buck entered into the Best Louisiana Gun category that scores 175 B&C and a typical rack entered into the same category that scores 161 B&C.

The minimum non-typical score required for inclusion in the B&C Award book is 180, while 160 is the minimum for inclusion in the typical division of the B&Cís Award book.

That means the typical buck would win the Best Louisiana Gun category because it exceeds the minimum score requirement.

The scoring team will be headed up by former Louisiana Deer Study Leader Dave Moreland.

However, representatives of Mississippiís Magnolia Records also will be on hand, making it a great opportunity to have any deer killed in Mississippi measured and added to that stateís record books.

Deer must be dropped off at the contest booth during show hours on March 15-16, with racks being displayed on the official Big Buck Board until Sunday.

Click here to read complete rules.

Email questions to andyc@lasmag.com.

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Show Dates:
March 16-19, 2017
Thursday March 16
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday March 17
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday March 18
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday March 19
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location / Directions
Lamar-Dixon, Gonzales, La

Boat Show
Big Buck Contest
Splash Dogs
ATV Show
Tractor & Outdoor Power & Equip Show
Sportsman Discount Zone
Yamaha Test Track
Kids Zone
• Food Court